A PLANNING application for a Costa drive-thru in Rocks Green has received positive public comments following its submission.

The planning application was originally submitted in March and has recently started to receive feedback from local residents.

The proposed application has received some positive comments, with one local expressing strong support for the proposed coffee shop. Patrick Wrigley said that the coffee shop and drive-thru would be of good use for the currently unused land next to the supermarket and would create a new café in the area for locals.

Another commenter, Jack Wrigley, said he was in favour of the proposal, mentioning that it would be greatly convenient for residents of the new housing developments in the area.

The coffee shop and drive-thru will be a return for Costa Coffee in Ludlow, who previously were on King Street in the town centre, before shutting their doors in May 2023.

The proposed coffee shop and drive-thru would be built next to Sainsbury's and would make use of currently unused land and would replace the initial idea of a petrol filling station on the site.

Since the application, there have been some concerns about extra traffic in the area, and that there may be extra pressure on the A4117 Dun Cow junction.

But local councillor Andy Boddington concluded that something needed to be built on the site, and that the proposed Costa was unlikely to increase as much traffic as a petrol filling station.